Parakaleo Helps Women Press On In Ministry

What helps you press on in ministry? How about training, support—and a small visual reminder of the gospel?

Visitors to Parakaleo’s booth at this year’s General Assembly in Dallas crafted “Press On” cards to tuck in their wallets or prop above their sinks. They decorated small cards with favorite Bible verses, Parakaeo phrases such as “the verdict is in!”, markers and dried flowers. After laminating them, even non-crafty visitors were pleased with the results! Parakaleo also hosted two booth talks and a drawing for a $600 discount toward our October Basic Training retreat.

Parakaleo’s vision is to see every woman in church planting trained, supported and valued. We come alongside women through one-on-one coaching, local and virtual groups, and training events. Women thrive as they learn Biblical, practical, visual tools to take the gospel to their own hearts, and experience our relational training and support.

Couples have a higher success rate for the survival of their church and their marriage when both are trained and coached. One recent church planting spouse rated Parakaleo’s Basic Training retreat a 10 (on a scale of 1-10). “Training for me?! Not my husband? Not something that I’m welcome to join “IF” I can find childcare? [The retreat was] designed in a way that is easy to remember and apply… [with] experiences with other women in my same shoes!”

In September, Parakaleo’s 25 local and virtual groups will start up again. Last year, over 125 women from Seattle to Miami, Nashville to New York benefited from these groups, with meet various times and dates. Check out our website for more details on virtual groups ( and training (